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Out Of Control Fracking Well Displaces Eastern Ohio Families

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The well blowout occurred in Monroe County near the Ohio River. The state Department of Natural Resources says it's not sure when it will be fixed.
12:12PM
December
17, 2014

At least 25 families have been evacuated from their Monroe County homes because of an out-of-control natural gas fracking well.

Shale Boom Brings Jobs, Noisy Neighbors

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At his property line, Frank Brothers holds a sound meter reading 86 decibels. The noise runs 24/7.
9:06AM
September
18, 2014

For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache.

Ohio Shale Production Up Ten Fold Since 2012

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Utica production numbers are still far smaller than leading regions such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Bakken in North Dakota, or the Eagle Ford in Texas.
9:46AM
August
12, 2014

The report from the U.S. Energy information Administration found that production from the Utica region in eastern Ohio increased by more than 10 times over the last two years, from 115 million cubic feet per day in 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day by September 2014.

Kasich Joins Push To Give Fracking Ingredients To First Responders

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Companies are already required to provide a list of the chemicals used at the site. The only chemicals not on the list are those protected by trade rights, which are reported to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
9:23AM
July 28, 2014

Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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8:55AM
July
24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

Infrastructure, Processing Improvements Help Ohio Shale Industry

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The average time it takes to drill a well has been cut in half because companies are more familiar with the territory.
7:23AM
July
3, 2014

State and industry leaders detailed the health of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industries at Wednesday’s annual “State of the Play” conference.

Investment In “Midstream” Processing Could Change Gas Industry

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"Midstream" is the processing and refining stage of natural gas.
8:04AM
May
20, 2014

Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a region’s gas industry.

One Steubenville Rape Convict Released

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Mays (left) and Richmond were each convicted of rape last March. Mays remains incarcerated.
10:47AM
January 6, 2014

A television station reports that a former eastern Ohio high school football player has been released from a juvenile detention center less than a year after his conviction for raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party.

United Steelworkers Ad Criticizes Kasich For Letting Plant Close

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The ad features former plant employees criticizing the governor for not doing more to save some 1,000 jobs.
12:23PM
November
12, 2013

A new ad from the United Steelworkers’ “Save Ohio Jobs” campaign is taking aim at Gov. John Kasich.

Eastern Ohio Man Opens Fire On Courthouse, Killed In Shootout

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8:02AM
October
10, 2013

Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger identified the gunman as Thomas J. Piccard, 55, of Bridgeport, Ohio. He was a former Wheeling police officer.